Rahul Gandhi supports bank strike; says govt privatising profit and nationalising loss

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the government of selling public sector banks to “cronies” and said that it will compromise the country’s financial security.

He also slammed the government for “privatising profit” and “nationalising loss”.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Government of India (GOI) is privatising profit and nationalising loss. Selling PSBs to Modicronies gravely compromises India’s financial security.”

The Congress leader also showed solidarity with the protesting bank employees, who are on a two-day strike against the alleged privatisation of public sector banks.

“I stand in solidarity with the striking bank employees,” he tweeted.

The bank strike, led by nine unions of public sector banks (PSBs) in the country, continued for day-two on Tuesday.

Customers continue to  face troubles in availing bank services such as cash withdrawals, deposits, cheque clearances, remittance services, etc.